If you dont already know, my name is Mary and I am a Sophomore Politics and Latin American Studies major attending the University of San Francisco (USF). This year, I joined a program called the Esther Madríz Diversity Scholars, which is a living-learning community focused on Sociology and dedicated to representing the Jesuit ideals of education and social justice, which the late Professor Esther Madríz embodied. This year the Esther Madríz Diversity Scholars seek to explore the idea set forth by Professor Madríz of “Crossing Borders, Discovering Home.” These borders may be physical, political, or social, but through this program we are begin to analyze its impact. Through this process, we able to arrive at a better understanding of ourselves and of the world around us.
This year, as a member of the Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars I have the opportunity to cross literal borders during a Transborder Experience. Since our focus this year is exploring the roots of contemporary migration across the Americas, I will travel to Nicaragua to learn about the social, political, and economic interconnections between San Francisco and Managua. I will then bring my expereince back to USF and the greater San Francisco community and implement it through service work with immigrant organizations in the Bay Area during the spring semester.
At the University of San Francisco, students are commited to embodying the school's motto which is “Change the World from Here.” In order for me to live this belief I am asking you to support my Transborder Experience to Nicaragua by making a donation towards my trip. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and any amount really helps!
I greatly appreciate your time for reading this and thank you in advance for your contributions towards my educational experience abroad.